Production Arts, Diploma Level 2
- September 2020, Full Time
Students work towards the University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 2 Diploma in Performing and Production Arts. This qualification is an outstanding foundation for higher level study within the department.
Working in performing arts.
Professional development in the performing arts industry.
Performing arts production process.
The development of drama.
You will spend approximately 16 hours a week at college with your tutors having taught sessions. You will be expected to match this time with your own rehearsal, preparation, research and home work each week. During production period’s you will be expected to spend more time at college in order to undertake and keep to rehearsal and planning schedules.
Our state of the art facilities include a 160 seater theatre with an excellent lighting and sound system rehearsal space. You will learn by completing projects and written assignments that are completed only whilst working on realistic workplace situations, which will enable you to gain the experience needed to pursue a career in the production industries.
You are likely to be:
Responsible for both the artistic and technical sides of the theatre and its production design of lights.
Sound & set.
Management of technical teams.
Make and source props.
Operation of sound & lighting equipment.
Crew live performances.
Ensure all elements of production are operational.
Work closely with performers and directors to ensure artistic vision.
Compliance with strict Health & Safety guidelines.
Managing the day-to-day running of the theatre, including “front of house” duties.
Why Our College?
Real Theatre Environment
Our theatre hosts over 18 student performances to members of the public each year.
Awarded by the UAL
All of our performing arts courses are awarded by the University of the Arts London.
Production Stage Management
Our students design and manage the sets, lighting, sound and general running for each student performance.
4 GCSE grades at A*-D or 9-3; including English and Maths.
Relevant Level 1 Diploma at minimum Merit, including GCSE English and Maths 9-3. Successful completion of a one day workshop with a short interview.
You will become a working member of the college’s theatre company, Platform Productions. You will become the backbone of the theatre company through the creative design and smooth operation of shows which are open to the public.
All units are assessed and graded and an overall grade awarded. Assessment is on-going throughout the course and requires you to complete projects and assignments based on realistic work-place situations. Assessment activities may include; participating in practical workshops, rehearsals, performances, writing essays, giving presentations and discussing work.
This course is valuable if you would like to go into employment or onto further courses. If you decide to go to college you could progress onto Level 3 study within the department or an apprenticeship. Course options range from sound engineering, lighting design & control, costume design, scenic construction, stage & production management, arts administration and puppetry & props. If you have the production bug there really is no looking back!
UAL Level 2 Diplomas are valued by employers and further education (colleges). If you want to get a job straight away you could work in a production job role, for instance as crew for theatres, music venues or any live events venue.
If you are a UK or home fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 and over please contact the Advice Shop. Please check our Finance pages for information on loans, bursaries, fee information and student travel offers that are available. Alternatively please contact the Advice Shop.
It is essential as a production student that you see as much theatre as you can, therefore we arrange regular trips to the theatres across the county to see a variety of work produced. Termly outings include a range of theatre shows, professional workshops and workplace related activities. Annual trips are organised for students and past trips have included New York, Italy, Paris and London. There are additional fees for these.